Have you ever looked at an amazing styled wedding shoot and wondered “how on earth did they do all of that?” Have you ever wanted to know who arranged the shoot, was there a planner, did the photographer pay the suppliers, who are these perfect photogenic couples, is this ethereal location even on earth!?
If so, you have come to the right place!
Before I became a wedding photographer, I shot mainly fashion and events. I absolutely love editorial fashion, whether in or out of a studio, and a lot of my experience in this area is used when setting up my styled wedding shoots. Combined with shooting around 70 of my own weddings and working with various kinds of wedding couples, I find myself totally ready to pass on all of my knowledge to you!
Over time, I have discovered that styled shoots are an incredibly important and integral part of becoming the kind of wedding photographer you dream of becoming. Not only does it stir your creativity when you’re otherwise going crazy beneath a sea of wediting or when you’re just not finding the right weddings for you, but it also brings you together with wonderful wedding industry suppliers (who may refer you to their clients later on!). Styled shoots can also garner a hell of a lot of free advertising through wedding blogs or proper promotion of your own blog/social media outlets, it even begins to change wedding fads by introducing to the public new and inventive ideas for styling weddings. And most importantly of all – it presents your true shooting/editing style to your potential couples. Whether you prefer to shoot quite traditionally or completely off the wall, by simply having the freedom to shoot whatever you love most, you should begin to attract those elusive “perfect” clients.